Robert Kopstein
Partner

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

595 Burrard St, Suite 2600, PO Box 49314, 3 Bentall Ctr
Vancouver, BC V7X 1L3
Phone: (604) 631-3317
Fax: (604) 631-3309
E-mail: robert.kopstein@blakes.com
 
 
 

Robert is a partner who practises in the areas of Canadian, US, domestic and international taxation with emphasis on Canada-US cross-border transactions. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, resource taxation, structured finance, corporate reorganizations, tax disputes and mergers & acquisitions involving public and private companies and governmental agencies. He has authored and presented numerous papers on a variety of topics at various professional organizations, including the CTF, TEI, CPTS, CRA, CBA and ABA. He is the principal Canadian contributor to the Bloomberg BNA Global Tax Guide and Tax Planning for International Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Restructurings, published by Wolters Kluwer. He assisted in a United Nations study on tax treaties between developed and developing countries. Robert was the principal consultant to the Province of BC regarding drafting of certain amendments to the Company Act, relating to unlimited liability companies. He was also the lead counsel of a successful appeal of a GAAR assessment in the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal


Year Called to the Bar:1984 (ON); 1995 (BC); 2006 (AB)
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